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Higher education postcard: Somerville College, Oxford

Wonkhe

This week’s card from Hugh Jones’s postbag takes us to a college of firsts The post Higher education postcard: Somerville College, Oxford appeared first on Wonkhe.

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At least 3 more states mull FAFSA mandates for high school students

Higher Ed Dive

Michigan, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts are considering making completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid a graduation requirement.

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Why are university meetings still so inaccessible?

Wonkhe

Jim Dickinson reflects on conversations with student leaders and their experiences of committees, boards and meetings - calling for accessibility by design to be a concern for the encounters, rather than just the agenda The post Why are university meetings still so inaccessible? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Federal judge rules DACA unlawful — again

Higher Ed Dive

Although the ruling does not call for an immediate end to the program, it leaves tens of thousands of college students covered by its protections in limbo.

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A year on the Block: What have we learned from a shift in delivery

Wonkhe

Is block teaching (and learning) the way forward? Brett Koenig shares lessons from a year of implementation in the East Midlands. The post A year on the Block: What have we learned from a shift in delivery appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Historically Black college initiative secures $124M investment

Higher Ed Dive

The HBCU Transformation Project started last year to improve student outcomes and reverse historic funding inequities.

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Podcast: Regulation, quality, care experienced students

Wonkhe

This week on the podcast a Lords committee says England’s HE regulator is “arbitrary, overly controlling, and unnecessarily combative." What happens next? The post Podcast: Regulation, quality, care experienced students appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Colleges Look to Cluster Hires Amid Diversity Hostilities

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

As a Black woman who studies the educational experiences of Black women and girls, Dr. Tiffany Steele says she always felt like her work was never quite valued. “If you focus on minoritized populations, there’s a lack of understanding about why this research is relevant,” she says. Editors of top-tier journals couldn’t comprehend why she chose to focus on Black women instead of Black people generally, and if she wanted to talk about Black women and girls in the courses that she taught, she had t

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University of Texas System Bets Big on Microcredentials

Inside Higher Ed

University of Texas System Bets Big on Microcredentials Lauren.Coffey@… Thu, 09/14/2023 - 03:00 AM The system, with 250,000 students, has teamed up with microcredential provider Coursera in its largest partnership yet, which will get students credentialed by tech giants including Meta, IBM and Google.

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Colorado College Encourages Students to Transfer From States With Anti-DEI Laws

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Amita Chatterjee The private institution announced an initiative Thursday for students who feel ostracized by the policies in Florida, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas.

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A Massive Investment in HBCUs’ Future

Inside Higher Ed

A Massive Investment in HBCUs’ Future Sara Weissman Thu, 09/14/2023 - 03:00 AM A coalition of historically Black university advocacy groups is receiving $124 million from philanthropists to dole out to institutions.

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This University Found a Way to Make Huge Classes Feel Small. Could It Work For You?

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Beckie Supiano Illustration by The Chronicle; iStock images An instructor-guided platform developed in Australia streamlines and automates communications with students while enabling a personalized approach.

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Limited Remote Work Options a Big Driver of Staff Turnover

Inside Higher Ed

Limited Remote Work Options a Big Driver of Staff Turnover kathryn.palmer… Thu, 09/14/2023 - 03:00 AM A new report shows that turnover among nonfaculty higher education workers has nearly doubled since the 2020–21 school year.

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Aggregator model concerns renewed after agent arrest

The PIE News

An education agent has been arrested by Indian authorities after police reportedly found fake transcripts in their office. Swati Soni, a director at KC Overseas Education, was arrested after authorities raided the company’s Anand offices in the state of Gujarat, according to local media. Soni was also a partner an immigration consultancy known as Galaxy Consultancy.

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Oberlin Coach Says She Was ‘Burned at the Stake’

Inside Higher Ed

Oberlin Coach Says She Was ‘Burned at the Stake’ jessica.blake@… Thu, 09/14/2023 - 03:00 AM Kim Russell, the former women’s lacrosse coach, was reassigned to a new position more than a year after commenting on transgender athletes participating in women’s sports.

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The Resilient Voice of Justice: The Role of the Black Church in Response to the Affirmative Action Ruling

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The June 29, 2023, Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action abruptly ended race-conscious admissions practices in higher education, eroding nearly 50 years of precedent. Except for a few pastors, arguably the Black Church has been largely silent regarding the unprecedented ruling. In the ongoing struggle for racial equality, the Black Church has long been an unwavering pillar of strength and advocacy.

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Inside Higher Ed

Should I Stay or Should I Go? quintina.barne… Thu, 09/14/2023 - 03:00 AM Giving vertical transfer students student-centered support. Byline(s) Alexandra W.

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The 5 main reasons students seek mental health counseling

University Business

Mental health concerns plaguing college campuses today create a variety of problems for the institution. Students struggling within themselves are less engaged in the classroom and face a higher likelihood of stopping out. Thankfully, colleges have responded accordingly. Facing increased demand, mental health offerings have quickly become a pillar of student support, and students are becoming increasingly comfortable with seeking these services.

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Dartmouth’s Basketball Team Wants to Unionize. Watch Out for a ‘Domino Effect.’

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Calli McMurray Erica Denhoff, Icon Sportswire, Getty Images Dartmouth players huddle prior to a game on December 13, 2022. If the players are allowed to form a union, other private-college athletes might follow suit. But the process will take a while.

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What To Do When A Modality of A Learning Experience is Unclear? –  New WCET Paper

WCET Frontiers

WCET members spend countless hours in committee meetings trying to finesse definitions for digital learning modalities. Help is on the way!!! Nicole Johnson’s new WCET-sponsored paper addresses the basic question: “ What to do when a modality of a learning experience is unclear ?” Nicole Johnson is the Executive Director of the Canadian Digital Learning Research Association (CDLRA).

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Taiwan launches new scholarships in bid to keep international graduates

The PIE News

Taiwan is aiming to retain 210,000 international students after they have graduated in a bid to boost the region’s workforce. The education ministry will set up overseas offices in countries including Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines to help meet its new target of attracting 320,000 international students by 2030. There were approximately 19,000 international students in Taiwan in 2022.

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Gunman Forces UNC to Lock Down for Second Time This Semester

Inside Higher Ed

Sixteen days after a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was killed on campus, police once again issued a lockdown Wednesday due to an “armed & dangerous person on/near campus.” A man allegedly used a gun to threaten an employee of Alpine Bagel, located in the student union, officials said during a press conference. No shots were fired.

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How to Tailor Your Cover Letters for Faculty Jobs

The Chronicle of Higher Education

It’s not easy to customize application letters. You’ll spend a lot of time asking yourself, “Am I doing this right?” By Jennifer S. Furlong and Stacy M. Hartman Michael Morgenstern for The Chronicle It’s not easy to customize application letters. You’ll spend a lot of time asking yourself, “Am I doing this right?

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Reflecting on Your Welcome Back Session

Faculty Focus

Are you thinking that your Welcome Back session with students reflected the “being back part” but missed the “welcoming” part? Did you meet your intended outcomes? What if you aren’t even sure what messages or goals the session conveyed? It’s not too late to start over! Here are some tips on ways you can be transparent with students, engage them in a true pedagogical partnership, and feel good that you are being responsive to their needs.

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California Faculty Member Charged With Human Trafficking

Inside Higher Ed

A California community college faculty member and current or former coach faces nine charges, including pimping and human trafficking, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s office says.

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Reflecting on Your Welcome Back Session

Faculty Focus

Are you thinking that your Welcome Back session with students reflected the “being back part” but missed the “welcoming” part? Did you meet your intended outcomes? What if you aren’t even sure what messages or goals the session conveyed? It’s not too late to start over! Here are some tips on ways you can be transparent with students, engage them in a true pedagogical partnership, and feel good that you are being responsive to their needs.

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Corporate Conversations: AT&T on the Biggest Challenges Facing Higher Ed

Educause

Prioritizing reliable, secure, future-ready connectivity can help higher education institutions tackle some of their biggest challenges.

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Higher Ed's Work-Force-Retention Problems Aren't Going Away

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Megan Zahneis More than half of staff members said they're at least somewhat likely to look for a new job in the coming year, a new survey finds.

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Florida Temporarily Suspends Ideological Survey

Inside Higher Ed

Florida has temporarily suspended a survey that asks college students and employees about viewpoint diversity, intellectual freedom and bias in the classroom, WUFT reported Wednesday.

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Budgeting Best Practices for Higher Ed Device Management Programs

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

The pandemic transformed higher education in terms of teaching and learning as well as administration and operations. With more people working and studying from home, having reliable devices has become essential. As federal support like the 2020 Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund fades, institutions must look ahead to sustain their tech capabilities during challenging financial times.

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Federalist Society Panel Mulls Legal Challenge to Biden’s Title IX Proposals

Inside Higher Ed

Could the Biden administration’s proposed regulations for Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 be subject to a strict legal test of executive power? Two panelists at a Federalist Society event Wednesday said yes.

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Diversity of Voice: Attracting Mission-Fit Students With Content Marketing

Caylor Solutions

In this post, we explore the role of content marketing, and especially your CMS, in creating a diverse and inclusive student body. The post Diversity of Voice: Attracting Mission-Fit Students With Content Marketing appeared first on Caylor Solutions.

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U of Central Arkansas Launches Tuition Assistance Program

Inside Higher Ed

The University of Central Arkansas has launched a tuition-reduction initiative to ensure that all in-state freshmen whose families earn less than $100,000 can graduate debt-free. The program will take effect starting next fall.

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Why testing proctors are essential in today’s digital age

The PIE News

The role of a LanguageCert live proctor for all English language exam candidates is pivotal in ensuring the validity, security and integrity of the online examination process. The proctor is there to ensure a consistent, high-quality exam experience for the test taker and to ensure the exam is conducted fairly under secure conditions. Let’s remember that with an online exam, candidates need the necessary support, so they feel comfortable and safe throughout the end-to-end exam experience.

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College pantry aims to help students struggling to buy food

University Business

The VCentials store replaces a smaller, closet-style pantry on Valencia’s west Orange County campus. It aims to deal with a sobering statistic: In a 2021 survey, 40% of Valencia’s students reported struggling to afford the food they needed. The new store, funded with a nearly $400,000 grant from Florida Blue, is a “dream come true,” said Valencia President Kathleen Plinske, as the college hosted the facility’s official opening Tuesday.

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When Bad News Is Good News: Cyber Breaches Drive Demand For Cybersecurity Programs

Gray Associates

Discover how recent cyberattacks are shaping cybersecurity programs at academic institutions. Are there enough interested students, and will graduates find jobs in this field? Explore the surge in cybersecurity graduates, enrollment trends, and employment opportunities, revealing a promising landscape for both students and higher education institutions.

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Your student body has fewer Pell Grant students than 10 years ago

University Business

One of the most prominent strategies colleges and universities are following to enroll a diverse student body ahead of the next application cycle is prioritizing students from modest socioeconomic backgrounds. But higher education will first have to dig themselves out of a hole they’ve committed to for the past 10 years. A new report from The New York Times has discovered that the nation’s most selective colleges have decreased their percentage enrollment of first-year students elig